CAPTAIN Lars (headline photo), ran out a fluent winner of a 1450m Novice Plate at Clairwood on Tuesday afternoon, racing in the hands of Anton Marcus.
Captain Lars is a Klawervlei-bred by Captain Al and he’s owned by Malih Albasti, who is based in Dubai and is a member of the Meydan board.
This was a second career win for Captain Lars, in his second run following a lay-off, and Mike de Kock commented: “Captain Lars is promising, he should go on to improve more from here and it’s nice to train a winner for Malih Albasti.”
At Turffontein, Raymond Danielson rode Espumanti to victory in a Conditions Plate, continuing the good run of winners for Mary Slack’s Wilgerbosdrift Stud.
A popular exotic banker, Espumanti won by 1.25-lengths and Mike will be hoping to fry bigger fish with her this summer.